This is the ACOSS/UNSW Poverty and Inequality Partnership Report No. 2. The analysis of poverty in this report begins with the poverty line used in most international poverty research: 50% of median household disposable income.
Housing tenure has a major impact on poverty.
Australia’s homelessness problem is getting worse:
Homelessness in Australia is outpacing population growth.
Rough sleeping levels are increasing.
Severe overcrowding is the largest group.
Older Australians increasingly experience homelessness.
Indigenous Australians are overrepresented.
There’s increased demand for homelessness specialist services.
The main reasons for seeking assis